Top 20 career passing yards

The Oklahoma Sooners have had their fair share of quality quarterback games over the years. That play has won All-American awards and four Heisman trophies over the years.

Oklahoma has been successful in its history with a diverse array of offensive styles and quarterback play. And it shows when you look at the Sooners’ all-time leaders in career passing yards. Sure you have Landry Jones and Baker Mayfield, who threw for more than 10,000 yards in their careers with the Sooners. Then you have a player, Jamelle Holieway, who is in the top 20 in both passing and rushing yards. Holieway and Jack Mildren had more career rushing touchdowns than passing touchdowns.

There’s a quarterback in the top 10 all-time in passing yards who hasn’t played in the last 20 years and that guy is still with the Oklahoma Sooners: wide receivers coach Cale Gundy. Gundy is No. 6 in career passing yards. He makes you wonder what kind of damage he could have done in a modern spread offense.

Spencer Rattler finished his career with the Oklahoma Sooners at No. 9 and it’s fair to wonder what he could do in an offense that tried to make adjustments to utilize his skill set. Like in the Kansas State game where Rattler went 22-25 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns in a hyper-efficient 37-point performance for the Sooners’ offense. Well, he’s off to South Carolina, where he’ll have a chance to break into the top 15 in Gamecocks history with a strong 2022.

Here’s a look at the Oklahoma Sooners’ top 20 in career passing yards.

October 15, 2011; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones (12) throws a pass against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma defeated Kansas 47-17. Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 16,646

Passing Touchdowns: 123

Rushing Touchdowns: 3

Completion percentage: 63.6%

Yards per attempt: 7.6

October 10, 2015; Dallas, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Texas Longhorns during the Red River rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 12,292

Passing Touchdowns: 119

Rushing Touchdowns: 18

Completion percentage: 69.8

Yards per attempt: 10.6

December 6, 2008; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford (14) throws a pass during the first half of the Big 12 championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Arrowhead Stadium. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 8,403

Passing Touchdowns: 88

Rushing Touchdowns: 5

Completion percentage: 67.6

Yards per attempt: 9.4

January 5, 2005; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jason White backs up to pass during a 55-19 loss to the Southern California Trojans in the FedEx Orange Bowl at the BCS National Championship at Pro Player Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 7,922

Passing Touchdowns: 81

Rushing Touchdowns: two

Completion percentage: 63.3%

Yards per attempt: 8.0

December 02, 2000: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Josh Heupel #14 celebrates after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats 27-24 during the Big 12 Championship at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Oklahoma will play for the national championship in the Orange Bowl. Brian Bahr/ALL SPORT

Passing Yards: 7,066

Passing Touchdowns: fifty

Rushing Touchdowns: 12

Completion percentage: 63.3

Yards per attempt: 7.3

November 23, 1990; Norman, OK, USA; FILE PHOTO; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Cale Gundy (12) is chased by Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive lineman Pat Englebert (97) at Memorial Stadium during the 1990 season. RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 6,142

Passing Touchdowns: 35

Rushing Touchdowns: sixteen

Completion percentage: 55.9

Yards per attempt: 8.2

WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 16: University of Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Nate Hybl #8 celebrates a touchdown against the Baylor University Bears during the game at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 16, 2002 in Waco,Texas. Oklahoma won 49-9. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Passing Yards: 4,916

Passing Touchdowns: 40

Rushing Touchdowns: 4

Completion percentage: 58

Yards per attempt: 6.5

October 20, 2018; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) walks past TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Ben Banogu (15) during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 4,720

Passing Touchdowns: Four. Five

Rushing Touchdowns: 12

Completion percentage: 69.8

Yards per attempt: 11.9

December 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, United States; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) in the pocket in the third quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at AT&T Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 4,595

Passing Touchdowns: 40

Rushing Touchdowns: 9

Completion percentage: 70.1

Yards per attempt: 8.9

November 16, 2019; Waco, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) in action during the Bears-Sooners game at McLane Stadium. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 3,851

Passing Touchdowns: 32

Rushing Touchdowns: twenty

Completion percentage: 69.7

Yards per attempt: 11.3

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Passing Yards: 3,634

Passing Touchdowns: 22

Rushing Touchdowns: 12

Completion percentage: 54.7

Yards per attempt: 7.9

October 4, 2014; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight (9) battles the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 3,424

Passing Touchdowns: 25

Rushing Touchdowns: 8

Completion percentage: 57.1%

Yards per attempt: 7.0

WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 18: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Paul Thompson #12 lines up at the line of scrimmage during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 18, 2006 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Passing Yards: 3,095

Passing Touchdowns: 26

Rushing Touchdowns: 6

Completion percentage: 60.1%

Yards per attempt: 7.6

November 25, 1971; Norman, OK, USA. FILE PHOTO; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jack Mildren (11) carries the ball against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. The Cornhuskers beat the Sooners 35-31. Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 3,026

Passing Touchdowns: 25

Rushing Touchdowns: 32

Completion percentage: 47.1%

Yards per attempt: 8.6

Oct. 18, 1997: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Eric Moore struggles with the ball during a game against the Baylor Bears at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma won the game 24-23. Stephen Dunn/All Sports

Passing Yards: 2,675

Passing Touchdowns: fifteen

Rushing Touchdowns: 7

Completion percentage: 42.7

Yards per attempt: 6.8

September 3, 1994: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Garrick McGee prepares to pass the ball during a game against the Syracuse Orangemen. Oklahoma won the game 30-29. Rick Stewart/All Sports

Passing Yards: 2,449

Passing Touchdowns: eleven

Rushing Touchdowns: 3

Completion percentage: 51.7%

Yards per attempt: 6.5

November 27, 1982; Lincoln, NE, USA. FILE PHOTO; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Danny Bradley (1) battles the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. The Cornhuskers beat the Sooners 28-24. Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Passing Yards: 2,381

Passing Touchdowns: sixteen

Rushing Touchdowns: sixteen

Completion percentage: 46.2%

Yards per attempt: 7.6

September 1986; Norman, OK, USA; FILE PHOTO; Quarterback #4 Jamelle Holieway of the Oklahoma Sooners in action against UCLA during the 1986 season. Photo by Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) Malcolm Emmons

Passing Yards: 2,339

Passing Touchdowns: 22

Rushing Touchdowns: 32

Completion percentage: 45.4

Yards per attempt: 9.3

September 21, 1996: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Justin Fuente looks on during a game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. San Diego State won the game 51-31. Todd Warshaw/All Sports

Passing Yards: 2,289

Passing Touchdowns: 10

Rushing Touchdowns: 3

Completion percentage: 49.2%

Yards per attempt: 7.0

Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar dunks the ball in the final seconds of Oklahoma’s 17-14 victory over Oregon in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday, December 29, 2005, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Passing Yards: 2,018 yards,

Passing Touchdowns: 10

Rushing Touchdowns: 4

Completion percentage: 54.2%

Yards per attempt: 6.6

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